Solar Physics

, Volume 146, Issue 2, pp 405–408 | Cite as

Coronal images from the 1984 solar eclipse

  • Jay M. Pasachoff
  • Kevin P. Reardon
  • John W. MacKenty
Solar Physics Letters


We present digitized photographs of the white-light solar corona taken during the total solar eclipse of 22–23 November, 1984, on both calibrated black-and-white film and on color film. Conditions on site in Hula, Papua New Guinea, were exceptionally clear. The color image was used to produce an isophotal map of the inner corona, from which a flattening coefficient of 0.23 was measured. The black-and-white image was enhanced through a digital radial filter. Our images are the best processed images available from the 1984 eclipse and so provide important data for synoptic observations.


Color Color Image Important Data Solar Corona Solar Eclipse 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jay M. Pasachoff
    • 1
  • Kevin P. Reardon
    • 1
  • John W. MacKenty
    • 2
  1. 1.Williams College--Hopkins ObservatoryWilliamstownUSA
  2. 2.Space Telescope Science InstituteBaltimoreUSA

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